Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-14-06, 07:09 AM   #1
becnal
I'm made of earth!
Thread Starter
 
becnal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Bikes: Raleigh Aspen touring/off-road hybrid, and a Bob Yak trailer. Yak very useful for us car-free types that like to buy lots of beer.
Posts: 2,012
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Different size pedal wrenches?

My bike tool kit has a 15 mm pedal wrench. I was about to remove my pedals, and then noticed that the wrench was too bg. I thought that was odd as every pedal wrench I have ever seen was 15 mm. So, I went to my wife's bike, and our spare bike, and the pedal wrench was too big for them as well.

1. Is it so common to have pedals which require a 14 mm or 13 mm pedal wrench?
2. Do pedal wrenches even come in 14 or 13 mm?
becnal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-06, 07:25 AM   #2
AnthonyG
Senior Member
 
AnthonyG's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Queanbeyan, Australia.
Bikes:
Posts: 3,676
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 23 Post(s)
Yes my pedals use a 15 mm spanner however there are two thread sizes for pedals. 9/16" which is the common standard on road bikes or there is the 1/2" thread that's common on BMX bikes or those with one piece cranks.

Do the bikes your working on have one piece cranks?

Regards, Anthony
AnthonyG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-06, 08:01 AM   #3
becnal
I'm made of earth!
Thread Starter
 
becnal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Bikes: Raleigh Aspen touring/off-road hybrid, and a Bob Yak trailer. Yak very useful for us car-free types that like to buy lots of beer.
Posts: 2,012
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My bike is a 2004 Raleigh Aspen, a hybrid. The cranks aren't one piece. They can't be, I mean, one-piece cranks are quite old-fashioned, aren't they?

Since you say 9/16's is also common, and my calculator tells me that that is 14.2 mm, I'm guessing I have 14 mm nuts on my pedals. Do pedal wrenches come in 14 mm?
becnal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-06, 08:52 AM   #4
Peek the Geek
is slower than you
 
Peek the Geek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: WI
Bikes: Gunnar Sport, Marin Pine Mountain, Gunnar Ruffian, Gunnar Roadie, BMC Fourstroke, Salsa Vaya
Posts: 1,486
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by becnal
My bike is a 2004 Raleigh Aspen, a hybrid. The cranks aren't one piece. They can't be, I mean, one-piece cranks are quite old-fashioned, aren't they?

Since you say 9/16's is also common, and my calculator tells me that that is 14.2 mm, I'm guessing I have 14 mm nuts on my pedals. Do pedal wrenches come in 14 mm?
http://www.parktool.com/products/det...27&item=PW%2D3
__________________
Proud supporter of the Chippewa Off-Road Bike Association (CORBA)
www.chippewaoffroad.org

Peek the Geek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-06, 09:00 AM   #5
becnal
I'm made of earth!
Thread Starter
 
becnal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Bikes: Raleigh Aspen touring/off-road hybrid, and a Bob Yak trailer. Yak very useful for us car-free types that like to buy lots of beer.
Posts: 2,012
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks Peek! I have been scouring the Park website for the last hour, I don't know how I didn't see that. Probably because I was looking at stands.

Hmmm, I'll ask my lbs tomorrow morning to order one for me when I show up for my monday morning volunteer / learning session.
becnal is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:39 PM.